Eradicating Poverty through Energy Innovation
- Miller et al., Poverty Eradication through Energy Innovation (2018)
- Affordable Energy for Humanity, Open Access Energy Blueprint(2017)
- Practical Action, Poor People’s Energy Outlook (2017, 2014)
- United Nations Sustainable Energy for All, Beyond Connections: Energy Access Redefined
- International Energy Agency, Energy Access Outlook (2017)
- Oxfam, Reward Work, Not Wealth (2018)
Day 1: (Monday, Feb. 12) – Creating Social Value through Energy Innovation
10 am – 12 pm: Registration
12 pm: Lunch
12:30 pm: Welcome and Introductions
Clark Miller, Director, Center for Energy & Society, ASU
1:30 pm: Keynote Address
Simon Trace, Principal Consultant, Natural Resources and Energy, Oxford Policy Management
Introduced by Nalini Chhetri, Assistant Director, SFIS, ASU
2:45 pm: Networking Break
3:15 pm: Social Value in Energy Innovation
Saurabh Biswas, School of Sustainability, ASU
Carlo Altamirano-Allende, SFIS, ASU
3:30 pm: Entrepreneur’s Panel: Creating Social Value for Communities
Ana Lucia Col Guzmán, Innovation and Strategy Manager, Iluméxico
*Nalini Chhetri, Assistant Director, SFIS, ASU
*Elizabeth Monoian, Founding Co-Director, Land Art Generator Initiative
Tonya Ensign, Global Leadership Executive Coach, Fluidic Energy
Facilitated by Stacia Dreyer, Assistant Professor, SFIS, ASU
4:30 pm: Roundtable Discussions: Creating Social Value
- How can energy innovation create social value?
- What are useful and productive examples of communities using diverse forms of energy to create social value?
- What best practices enable success in identifying and taking advantage of opportunities to create social value?
5 pm: Posters: Cutting Edge Research in Energy Innovation
7 pm: Dinner on your own
Day 2: (Tuesday, Feb. 13) - Communities, Enterprises and Energy Innovation
7:30 am: Breakfast available
8:30 am: Engaging Communities in Energy Innovation
Scott Kennedy, Executive Director, Energy Action Partners
Facilitated by Mary Jane Parmentier, Director, Global Technology & Development, ASU
9:30 am: Roundtable Discussions: Engaging Communities
- What makes communities passionate to pursue energy innovation?
- What are the best practices for empowering and engaging communities in the design of energy projects?
10 am: Networking Break
10:30 am: Accelerating Enterprises for Energy Innovation
Keith Warner, Senior Director, Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Santa Clara University
Ana Lucia Col Guzmán, Innovation and Strategy Director, Iluméxico
Kaci McCartan, Technology Analyst, Accenture
11:30 am: Roundtable Discussions: Creating and Supporting Enterprises
- How do we organize effectively to imagine, design, build, and operate energy enterprises that deliver social value?
- What are best practices in incubating and accelerating enterprise development?
12 pm: Posters: Cutting Edge Research in Energy Innovation
2 pm: Entrepreneur’s Panel: Enterprise Strategies
Parikhit Sinha, Director, Sustainable Development, First Solar
Steve Katsaros, CEO, Nokero
Jeevan Baidya, Solar Project Manager, Sunbridge Solar Nepal
Facilitated by Netra Chhetri, Director, Center for Innovation and Development, ASU
3 pm: Roundtable Discussions: Business and Ownership Models
- How do we create effective business models that foster social value creation?
- Who are the key stakeholders in these business models?
- How to foster greater opportunities for local ownership that reinvest in community success?
3:30 pm: Networking Break
4 pm: Energy Innovation and Disaster Response: The Case of Puerto Rico
Organized by Marla Perez Lugo and Cecilio Ortiz, Co-Directors, National Institute for Energy and Island Sustainability (INESI), University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez
5 pm: Show and Tell: Energy Innovation and Poverty Eradication
Show and Tell Participants Include:
Laura Hosman, Director, SolarSPELL
Steve Katsaros, CEO, Nokero
Michelle Jordan, Education Director, Quantum Electrodynamics and Sustainable Solar Technology Research Center
Marla Perez Lugo and Cecilio Ortiz, co-directors, RISE-Puerto Rico
Sayfe Kiaei, PI, US-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies in Energy
Saleh Ahmed, University of Arizona
Alexandra Mallett, School of Public Policy and Administration(SPAA),Carleton University
Carlos Tornel, Iniciativa Climática México
Balachandra Patil, Indian Institute of Science
8 pm: POWERtalks
Participants Include: (*Confirmed)
*Dominique Pride, University of Alaska
*Nikki Avila, University of California-Berkeley
*Suyesh Prajapati, MinErgy Nepal
*Robert Ferry, Land Art Generator Initiative
*Alex Eaton, Sistema Biobolsa
*Ruth Santiago, Comité Diálogo Ambiental
*Sumanta Sharma, Government of Uttarakhand (India)
Day 3: (Wednesday, Feb. 14) – Supporting energy innovation to maximize social value.
7:30 am: Breakfast Begins
8:30 am: Keynote Address
Jim Rogers, Co-Founder, Global BrightLight Foundation
Introduced by Clark Miller
9:30 am: Scaling Effective Energy Innovation Ecosystems
Organized by Nigel Moore, Manager, Global Programs and Initiatives, Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy
10:30 am: Roundtable Discussions: Policy and Governance Innovation
- What are the key lessons learned over the past two days about how to create social value through energy innovation and the enterprises to support it?
- How can broader policy and governance innovation support such enterprises and their work?
- What roles should governments, development banks, utilities, and others play in supporting off-grid energy innovation?
12 pm: Conference Wrap-Up